Shellback (record producer)

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Shellback
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Background information
Birth name Karl Johan Schuster
Born (1985-02-01) 1 February 1985 (age 29)
Origin Karlshamn, Sweden
Genres Pop, electropop, dance-pop, pop rock
Occupations Songwriter, record producer, musician
Years active 2006–present
Associated acts Max Martin, Benny Blanco, Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Usher, Pink, Adam Lambert, Maroon 5, Avril Lavigne
Website http://www.maratone.se

Johan Schuster (born Karl Johan Schuster), known professionally as Shellback,[1] is a Swedish songwriter, record producer and musician. Shellback was listed as the No. 1 producer of 2012 on Billboard magazine's year end chart, and he also topped the list of their "Top 10 Songwriters Airplay Chart" the same year. He regularly collaborates with songwriter Max Martin, and together they have produced, written and/or co-written songs for P!nk ("So What", "Raise Your Glass", "Fuckin' Perfect"), Taylor Swift ("We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together", "I Knew You Were Trouble", "22", "Shake It Off"), Adam Lambert ("Whataya Want from Me", "If I Had You"), Britney Spears ("If U Seek Amy", "3", "I Wanna Go"), Usher, ("DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love", "Scream"), Avril Lavigne ("What the Hell", "Wish You Were Here") Maroon 5 ("One More Night"), and Christina Aguilera ("Your Body"). Shellback has collaborated with fellow producer Benny Blanco for "Payphone" and "Moves like Jagger" by Maroon 5 and "She Doesn't Mind" by Sean Paul. He has also produced songs by himself, including "Want U Back" by Cher Lloyd.

Career[edit]

Schuster was born and raised in Karlshamn, Sweden. He started out as a drummer in local indie rock bands in Karlshamn, before joining the hardcore/metal scene as a vocalist.

At the age of 16, Schuster met Max Martin through their mutual friend Julius. By that time, according to an interview in the Swedish music magazine Stim-magasinet, Schuster's taste in music was "too cool for school" and he had no interest in pop music whatsoever. Julius kept sending Schuster's indierock/deathmetal demos to Martin, who became curious about what it would sound like if Schuster would make pop music. So in 2006 Martin invited Schuster to his studio in Stockholm to record a demo with him, and since 2007 Schuster has been signed to Martin's production company Maratone.[2]

Among the first songs Schuster co-wrote with Martin are Pink's 2008 single "So What" and Britney Spears' 2008 single "If U Seek Amy".[3] In 2014, Schuster produced "Problem" alongside Max Martin and Ilya.[4]

Production discography[edit]

Title Year Album Songwriter Producer
"If U Seek Amy" 2008 Britney SpearsCircus
YesY
"I'm Gone I'm Going" Lesley RoyUnbeautiful
YesY
"Boring" PinkFunhouse
YesY
"It's All Your Fault"
YesY
"So What"
YesY
"Oxygen" 2009 Living ThingsHabeas Corpus
YesY
YesY
"Bigger" Backstreet BoysThis Is Us
YesY
YesY
"3" Britney SpearsThe Singles Collection
YesY
YesY
"Quitter" Carrie UnderwoodPlay On
YesY
YesY
"Friday I'll Be Over U" Allison IrahetaJust Like You
YesY
YesY
"Just Like You"
YesY
YesY
"Outta My Head" Leona LewisEcho
YesY
YesY
"Naked"
YesY
"Whataya Want from Me" Adam LambertFor Your Entertainment
YesY
YesY
"If I Had You"
YesY
YesY
"Kiss n Tell" 2010 KeshaAnimal
YesY
"Hungover"
YesY
"Party at a Rich Dude's House"
YesY
YesY
"Dinosaur"
YesY
YesY
"DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love" UsherVersus
YesY
YesY
"Raise Your Glass" Pink – Greatest Hits... So Far!!!
YesY
YesY
"Fuckin' Perfect"
YesY
YesY
"Time Machine" RobynBody Talk
YesY
YesY
"Can't Find Entrance" 2011 Those Dancing DaysDaydreams & Nightmares
YesY
YesY
"Loser Like Me" Glee castGlee: The Music, Volume 5
YesY
YesY
"Dancing Crazy" Miranda CosgroveHigh Maintenance
YesY
YesY
"I'll Survive You" BC Jean – Single
YesY
YesY
"Back 2 Life" E-Type – Single
YesY
YesY
"What the Hell" Avril LavigneGoodbye Lullaby
YesY
YesY
"Wish You Were Here"
YesY
YesY
"Smile"
YesY
YesY
"I Love You"
YesY
YesY
"I Wanna Go" Britney SpearsFemme Fatale
YesY
YesY
"Criminal"
YesY
YesY
"Up n' Down"
YesY
YesY
"Light Up the World" Glee cast – Glee: The Music, Volume 6
YesY
YesY
"Moves like Jagger" Maroon 5Hands All Over
YesY
YesY
"Beggin' on Your Knees" Victorious cast – Victorious
YesY
YesY
"No More Secrets" Carolina LiarWild Blessed Freedom
YesY
YesY
"Me and You"
YesY
YesY
"Beautiful People"
YesY
"King of Broken Hearts"
YesY
"Salvation"
YesY
YesY
"All That Comes Out of My Mouth"
YesY
YesY
"Want U Back" Cher LloydSticks + Stones
YesY
YesY
"With Ur Love"
YesY
YesY
"Beautiful People"
YesY
"She Doesn't Mind" Sean PaulTomahawk Technique
YesY
YesY
"Payphone" 2012 Maroon 5Overexposed
YesY
YesY
"One More Night"
YesY
YesY
"Doin' Dirt"
YesY
YesY
"Scream" UsherLooking for Myself
YesY
YesY
"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" Taylor SwiftRed
YesY
YesY
"I Knew You Were Trouble."
YesY
YesY
"22"
YesY
YesY
"Slut Like You" P!nkThe Truth About Love
YesY
YesY
"Your Body" Christina AguileraLotus
YesY
YesY
"Let There Be Love"
YesY
YesY
"Kiss You" One DirectionTake Me Home
YesY
"Heart Attack"
YesY
YesY
"Nobody Compares"
YesY
YesY
"All That Matters (The Beautiful Life)" KeshaWarrior
YesY
YesY
"Release You" 2013 Megan & LizLook What You Started
YesY
YesY
"Easier To Lie" Cassadee PopeFrame by Frame
YesY
YesY
"On a Roll" Icona PopThis Is... Icona Pop
YesY
YesY
"That High" PitbullMeltdown
YesY
"Air Balloon" 2014 Lily AllenSheezus
YesY
YesY
"I Wish" Cher LloydSorry I'm Late
YesY
YesY
"Just Be Mine"
YesY
YesY
"Dirty Love"
YesY
YesY
"Blind Your Love"
YesY
YesY
"Killing It"
YesY
YesY
"I'm in Love" Ola Svensson – Carelessly Yours
YesY
"Tonight I'm Yours"
YesY
"Jackie Kennedy"
YesY
"Problem" (feat. Iggy Azalea) Ariana Grande - My Everything
YesY
"Animals" Maroon 5V
YesY
YesY
"In Your Pocket"
YesY
YesY
"Feelings"
YesY
YesY
"Shoot Love"
YesY
YesY
"Shake It Off" Taylor Swift - 1989
YesY
YesY
"Talking Body" Tove Lo - Queen Of The Clouds
YesY


Billboard Hot 100[edit]

The following singles peaked inside the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100.

Number-one singles
  • "So What"
  • "3"
  • "Raise Your Glass"
  • "Moves like Jagger"
  • "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"
  • "One More Night"
  • "Shake It Off"
Top 10 Hits
  • "Whataya Want From Me"
  • "DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love"
  • "Fuckin' Perfect"
  • "Loser Like Me"
  • "I Wanna Go"
  • "Payphone"
  • "Scream"
  • "I Knew You Were Trouble"
  • "Problem"
  • "Animals"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Proff.se". Swedish commercial register. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  2. ^ "Maratone". Maratone official website. maratone.se. Archived from the original on 2 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  3. ^ Eigert, Av Ann-Marie (6 November 2008). "Pink hyllade svenske Johan". Expressen (in Swedish). AB Kvällstidningen Expressen. Archived from the original on 2 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-05. 
  4. ^ "How Ariana Grande and Max Martin Made 'Problem' the Song of the Summer". Rolling Stone. 22 May 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 

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